TOBY KEITH TAKES OWNERSHIP STAKE IN BRASS BALLS

100Partners With Champion Bike Builder Dar Holdsworth’s Bike Company

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Singer, songwriter, entertainer and entrepreneur Toby Keith has taken his love of motorcycles to a new level as he partners with Brass Balls Cycles’ Dar Holdsworth as co-owner of the award-winning, Oklahoma City-based custom/production bike builder.

The partnership will be publicly announced August 6 as Keith returns to headline the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally. Also at The Chip, Holdsworth and the Brass Balls team will be featured in a Bike Build-Off being filmed for CMT. The finished motorcycle will be given to a Vietnam vet at the conclusion of the event.

“This partnership will help Brass Balls Cycles increase its U.S. market presence, as well as expand the brand internationally,” Holdsworth says. “We will be revealing new and revised models in the near future and, as always, proudly power our bikes with American made S&S V-Twin motors.”

A longtime motorcycling enthusiast (as depicted in his “American Ride” video), Keith met Holdsworth through the Pros 4 Vets organization. Earlier this year, Brass Balls Cycles built a custom bike that was raffled to support the Toby Keith Foundation’s OK Kids Korral project.

About Toby Keith: Featured on the cover of the current issue of Forbes and named the highest-paid country performer of 2013, Keith is known for many successful ventures including his I Love This Bar And Grill restaurant chain, Wild Shot Mezcal and more. But his business acumen is secondary to his success as a music creator and performer. His latest single “Drinks After Work” is rocketing up the charts, and leads an upcoming album of new music. And his Hammer Down Tour, Presented By Ford F-Series will continue to pack venues nationwide into the fall.

About Dar Holdsworth: An Air Force veteran of Desert Storm, Holdsworth is a two-time AMD World Champion custom/production motorcycle builder who founded Brass Balls Cycles in 2006. The company specializes in timeless and uncompromising American motorcycles, offering a line of Bobbers, Choppers and Sport Cruisers.

Sturgis Buffalo Chip announces WWE Hall of Famers to attend 6th annual Legends Ride

WWE CelebritiesSturgis Buffalo Chip, South Dakota (February 19, 2013) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip today announced its Legends Ride participants will be joined by three of the most popular wrestlers in WWE history.  Hall of Famers, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, The Honky Tonk Man and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine will join a growing roster of A-list celebrities, musicians, bike builders and cigar aficionados confirmed for the Monday, August 5th charity event during the 73rd annual Sturgis Rally.  The iconic and often televised Legends Ride has in recent years raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy South Dakota charities.  Tickets are now available at www.legendsride.com.

Riders will first have an opportunity to meet these WWE heroes in historic Deadwood before the Legends Ride kicks off.  Riders will then be escorted on a scenic ride through the beautiful Black Hills to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, where these and other celebrities will join the Legends Ride reception for complimentary food, drinks and silent and live memorabilia auctions.  The Legends Riders’ evening is then highlighted by a double-headliner concert under the stars at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling ™.

“The WWE developed into one of the most popular forms of global entertainment today and we couldn’t be more excited that three of its biggest stars want to join Legends Ride festivities to help raise support for the Black Hills Special Olympics kids and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame,” said Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

Join Hall of Fame Championship wrestlers Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, The Honky Tonk Man and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan on Monday, August 5th, 2013 as they participate in one of the most celebrated Sturgis rides of all time.  100% of the Legends Rider’s contributions, which have amounted to more than $240,000, are passed by the Buffalo Chip directly to the chosen charities for the benefit of the kids and Museum.  Help these charities and meet the celebrities by reserving your spot on the Legend’s Ride now.  Visit www.LegendsRide.com or call (605) 347-9000.

The 32nd annual Buffalo Chip festival has a growing list of one-of-a-kind events that take place August 2-11, 2013 during the 73rd Sturgis motorcycle rally.  View them at www.BuffaloChip.Com/EVENTS.aspx

About The Legends Ride
The Legends Ride charity event brings together riders from across the map as well as VIP’s from the world of motorcycling and entertainment. On Monday, August 5th, the Legends Ride starts at the famous Franklin Hotel in the historic town of Deadwood SD at 12:00pm. Riders then travel through the canyons of the Black Hills, finishing at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Upon arrival, participants are treated to a private, catered meal before taking to the Chip’s amphitheater for a world class concert. 100% of the funds generated by the Legends Ride goes to support local charities. More information is available at www.legendsride.com.
About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip-
Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2013 will take place August 2nd – August 11th. The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ and the Sturgis rally’s cornerstone event will celebrate its 32nd consecutive annual concert series at their famed camping resort. Since 1981, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has provided unforgettable live music experiences and exciting activities for fans from around the world. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® attracts the music industry’s hottest stars and emerging talent and hosts a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors as well as interactive exhibits. Set on 580 acres, three miles East of Sturgis, the Buffalo Chip® is a festival experience like no other. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

Stevie Nicks Takes Stage with Jeff Bridges at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

BUFFALO CHIP, S.D. (JULY 15, 2011) — Stevie Nicks will join Jeff Bridges on the main stage of the Buffalo Chip Campground on Thursday, August 11. The duo will perform songs from their respective albums, as well as favorites from Fleetwood Mac.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation has selected The Legendary Buffalo Chip to host the American Thunder Music Festival during the iconic Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to celebrate the men and women of the United States Military, hosted by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, Rock and Roll Icon John Fogerty and featuring iconic music legend Stevie Nicks.
Nicks is one of America’s Rock Goddesses having had an incredible career with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career producing over 40 Top 50 hits and selling over 140 million albums.
In May, Nicks released her first album in 10 years, her seventh independent album, In Your Dreams. Nicks intends to delight audiences with her ethereal and seductive sound as her voice travels from the beginning of her career in 1974 to her latest 2011 album.
Rolling Stone once named Nicks “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll.”   She has eight Grammy Award nominations as a solo artists and was nominated five other times with Fleetwood Mac. In 1977/1978 she won the “Album of the Year” Grammy with Fleetwood Mac for   Rumors. In 1998, she was inducted, to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac. The album Rumors is the ninth highest selling album of all time, selling over 40 million copies.
Buffalo Chip Campers might have the chance to hear such chart toppers as “Landslide,” “Say You Will,” “Don’t Stop,” and also have the pleasure of being introduced to songs from Nicks’ newest record.
Nicks will join Jeff Bridges and John Fogerty on Thursday The Chip  has a  fierce line-up for Sturgis 2011 including: Toby Keith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, STYX, Poison, Def Leppard, John Fogerty, Alice Cooper, Jeff Bridges and Friends, Tesla, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd and many, many more. .

For thirty years the Legendary Buffalo Chip has proven itself as the heart of Sturgis Rally Week. Poised and ready to once again offer their visitors the complete biker experience, the Legendary Buffalo Chip has rounded up an enormous selection of biker-centric fun and festivities in addition to offering the summer’s biggest and most authentic music experience of Rally Week. Reservations for multi-day passes or daily admissions available online at BuffaloChip.com or by calling 605-347-9000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (MST) Monday through Friday.

Epiphone Guitars Take Center Stage at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling for the 71st Annual Sturgis Rally

Nashville, TN…..July 7, 2011…The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, motorcycling’s largest music festival, will once again bring music to the masses for the 71st annual Sturgis Rally held this August, and Epiphone Guitars will be front and center for the massive event. 2011 marks the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 30th anniversary and Epiphone is pleased to take part by offering Sturgis music fans a chance to get in on the action. Epiphone will not only provide Chip attendees with an exclusive opportunity to test drive some of latest Epiphone products, but are also providing fans the exclusive opportunity to own their very own piece of Sturgis history with the Limited Edition Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2011 Epiphone Coronet™ found at www.epiphone.com/sturgis2011

Epiphone Offers Sturgis Fans Exclusive Opportunity to Rock Out with Their Very Own Commemorative Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2011 Epiphone Coronet™

For the first time ever Epiphone will be offering Sturgis attendees and fans the opportunity to rock out with their very own commemorative Sturgis guitar. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2011 Epiphone Coronet™ is a limited edition guitar that has been custom designed with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® logo, the signature of Chip owner Rod Woodruff, and recognition of The Chip being “30 Years Strong”. This guitar features a double cutaway design, single volume control, bolt on neck, high output Epiphone 700T Humbucking pickup, Metallic Black finish, Mahogany body & neck, and Rosewood fingerboard.

Price: $199 including gigbag (+ FedEx shipping; + tax if applicable). Each guitar will be built to order and will be shipped via the requested method 4-6 weeks from the order date.

Sturgis fans don’t have to wait for the Rally to begin in order to own this commemorative guitar. Orders are currently being accepted at www.epiphone.com/sturgis2011.

Along with the availability of the commemorative guitar, Epiphone will carry a strong presence onsite at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. As the focal point of the world’s largest motorcycle rally, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip ushers in tens of thousands through its “Welcome Home Bikers” gates each and every August.  The massive outdoor venue is complete with a full-service campground, concert amphitheater, food and retail shops as well as an endless collection of events, entertainment and promotions catered to its leather-clad audience. Artists performing at this year’s event include: Alice Cooper, Bachman & Turner, Styx, Buckcherry, Def Leppard, Toby Keith, Poison, Greg Allman, Lynyrd Synyrd, Jeff Bridges, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, Tesla, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers.

From August 5th through August 13th Epiphone will be onsite at the Buffalo Chip Amphitheater, located adjacent to the Party Deck, with an interactive area for fans to experience firsthand some of the latest models and products from Epiphone. Epiphone will also be doing daily giveaways, including daily opportunities for fans to win their very own Limited Edition Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2011 Epiphone Coronet.

For more information please visit www.epiphone.com or www.buffalochip.com, and to place orders for the Limited Edition Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2011 Epiphone Coronet please visit www.epiphone.com/sturgis2011.

About Epiphone:

Epiphone fretted instruments, amplifiers, strings and accessories are known worldwide for offering the best combination of quality, performance and value. One of Gibson’s most formidable competitors through the first half of the 20th century, Epiphone was acquired by Gibson Guitar in 1957. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Epiphone is part of the Gibson family of brands. For more information on Epiphone go to www.epiphone.com.

 

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About the Legendary Buffalo Chip:

For 30 years the Legendary Buffalo Chip has proven itself as the heart of Sturgis Rally Week. Poised and ready to once again offer their visitors the complete biker experience, the Legendary Buffalo Chip has rounded up an enormous selection of biker-centric fun and festivities in addition to offering the summer’s biggest and most authentic music experience of Rally Week. Reservations for multi-day passes or daily admissions are available online at BuffaloChip.com or by calling 605-347-9000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (MST) Monday through Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Presents The Limpnickie Lot at the West Gate

Buffalo Chip Campground, SD (July 1, 2011)- The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is proud to announce the partnership they have embarked upon with the Limpnickie Lot to showcase the next generation of motorcycle builders.

This year the Limpnickie Lot will be featured at The Buffalo Chip®, near the West Gate (where the large Buffalo Sculpture is located) in the free area. They will be creating their own FREE Limpnickie village complete with over 20 Limpnickie Lot motorcycle builders and a skateboard ramp.

The Limpnickie Lot brings with it two great Cycle Source Magazine events to Chip, The Cycle Source Free Night Time Chopper Show will take place on Friday August 12th, which is free to enter and features prizes from Legends Air and 10 classes to enter. The fifth annual Cycle Source Black Hills Run will start and end at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® this year with a host of great destinations throughout the Black Hills. The ride will take place on Tuesday, August 9th at noon.
Rod Woodruff said “We have watched what Chris and Taber have created over the last few years and feel like the Buffalo Chip is the perfect place for them to realize their fullest potential in Sturgis. We see this as a long-term partnership that will round out the world class attractions that the Buffalo Chip already offers.”
“This new free area of the facility will be a combination of the laid back Limpnickie attitude and the world-class destination of the Chip.” Said co-owner of the Limpnickie Lot Chris Callen.
The Limpnickie Lot took the motorcycle industry by storm in March of 2008 during Daytona Bike Week when the original 11 Limpnickie Lot members took over the parking lot in front of the Stone Edge Skatepark. It was the first time young builders and small parts manufactures had joined together in an effort that would combine their passion for custom motorcycles and their cultural identifiers like skateboarding, punk rock and metal music.

They had a successful week that changed the face of motorcycling and finally gave the rising next generation of motorcycle builders a united voice. “We wanted to have our own kind of rally and found other like minded next generation builders who shared our common interests. It has blown up over the last few years and we are really stoked to be at The Buffalo Chip this year.” Said co-owner of the Limpnickie Lot, Taber Nash.
The Limpnickie Lot addition is the crown on an already packed 30 Years Strong Celebration at the Legendary Buffalo Chip. This year the Sturgis Buffalo Chip will feature Charlie Brechtel, Edgar Winter, Alice Cooper, Pop Evil, Bachman Turner, Styx, Williams and Ree, Sweet Cyanide, Buckcherry, Def Leppard, Toby Keith, Poison, Lukas Nelson, Greg Allman, Lynrd Skynrd, Jeff Bridges and Friends, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, Tesla and George Thorogood and the Destroyers.
For thirty years the Legendary Buffalo Chip has proven itself as the heart of Sturgis Rally Week. Poised and ready to once again offer their visitors the complete biker experience, the Legendary Buffalo Chip has rounded up an enormous selection of biker-centric fun and festivities in addition to offering the summer’s biggest and most authentic music experience of Rally Week. Reservations for multi-day passes or daily admissions are available online at BuffaloChip.com or by calling 605-347-9000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (MST) Mondaythrough Friday.